Tank Davis Coming For Haney: “Your Father Is Going To Cry!”

Is Tank Davis Ready to Step in the Ring with Devin Haney?

Tank Davis promises to beat Devin Haney
Tank Davis promises to beat Devin Haney | credit: Amanda Westcott/Showtime, Jeff Chiu/AP

Gervonta Davis Says He Wants A Piece Of Devin Haney Now!


For years, while housed in the same division, the fans and insiders clamored to witness a fight between former undisputed lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (31-0, 15 KO’s) and Regular WBA 135-pound champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (29-0, 27 KO’s). Unfortunately, the two teams never got remotely close to delivering the fight. Now however, it appears that we may finally be seeing some positive traction in this regard.

Recently, Tank warmed up his Twitter thumbs and promised to rough-up Devin Haney in the ring and make his father, Bill Haney, cry on the outside. Going a step further than this, Davis posted a brief video clip of himself melodically saying that he would move up to super lightweight. That was significant because The Dream just made a sensational debut in the 140-pound division by pitching a boxing master class show in a shutout win over the dangerous Regis Prograis.

Gervonta Davis promises to beat Devin Haney

SHIFTING SANDS

While this is certainly a wonderful match, until there is more tangible meat on the bone, it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to get too excited. Next to knocking people out and deleting tweets, Davis is just as notorious for routinely not facing the most dangerous competition around. So, there is an overwhelming chance that this electronic spat does not move one inch past the lip service phase. If so, that would be a shame.

Team Davis, over the years, has often stated that, because Tank is such a lucrative star, Haney does not bring much to the table. At this point though, that is not so easy a line to sell. Over the last three years, The Dream has fought and beaten, in order: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jorge Linares, Joseph Diaz, George Kambosos, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Regis Prograis. Out of this lot, Haney staged two successful, back-to-back pay-per-view events with Loma and Prograis.

TIME TO MAKE A MOVE

Obviously, Tank dwarfs Haney’s pay-per-view outings because he has exclusively fought on pay-per-view since 2020. Yet, Haney has the more significant pure-boxing milestones. To begin, he was first a one belt champion, like Tank is now, then went on to become undisputed and defended the quartet of belts twice. Also, Davis’s title is a secondary belt, whereas the WBA strap that Haney held was the full-fledged belt.

Haney also embodies the notion of being a “world” champion due to his capturing undisputed status in Australia where he dethroned the champion in his own backyard. Then, he returned to do it again. All said to say, Haney is a threat in the ring, accomplished in the box office and commands a great deal of attention from the fans. So, it’s no longer a case of saying that Haney doesn’t bring enough to the table. And both are tremendous athletes in the ring. Now, we are going to see if Tank is finally ready to fight Haney or if he is just keeping his thumbs in shape.

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